Tourism places around Coimbatore
Siruvani Waterfalls and the dam named after them are located 37 km west of Coimbatore in the Western Ghats; the road to the falls leads past the historical villages of Perur, Mathampatty and Alandurai. Water from Siruvani river is renowned for its taste and mineral properties, and the view from the falls and the dam is a great tourist attraction. It is one of the main water sources of Coimbatore city. The falls are 6 km from Karunya University. Sadivayal Checkpost, where an entry fee is charged, is the gateway to the waterfalls. Bus lines 59C, 59, 14E, and the Sirvani and Sadivayal buses, ply at regular intervals from Coimbatore. Other interesting projects/places near by are Parambikulam, Aliyar, Sholiyar, Palar rivers and the Anamalai Hill range. Siruvani water is the world’s second tastiest water.
Madhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary has a rich bio-diversity and is situated between the Bandipur and Annamalai sanctuaries and forms a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve. It is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in the Country, the major attraction being the elephant. Other animals that abound the sanctuary include Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Deer, and Snakes.
It is situated 138 km from Coimbatore at the top of Palini Hills and is one of the most poplar hill stations in South India. Kodaikanal has some picturesque places to visit like Bear shola falls, Silver cascade, Kodai Lake, Bryant park, Coaker's Walk and Kukkai caves.
Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary situated along the Western Ghats has an exotic collection of fauna which includes elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, pangolin, black headed oriole, green pigeon and civet cat. The sanctuary also has a large number of crocodiles in its Amaravathy reservoir.